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UK Employees Can Check in With Their Financial Well-Being

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 29, 2021) — As National Financial Literacy Month comes to a close, University of Kentucky employees have the opportunity to explore the many available benefits for their financial well-being. 

Enrich, a free online platform, allows users to discover their money personality. Through a series of guided questions, you can understand the “why” behind your financial decisions. Enrich then recommends specific videos with more information plus additional tips. You can also browse Enrich’s content about myriad financial topics, including planning for retirement. 

New this spring, Enrich also offers the opportunity to consult with a financial expert. The Enrich team is staffed with financial education professionals who have been trained and certified to provide you with guidance and counseling on the tough financial decisions you face every day — at no cost to you.  

Enrich financial counselors are available to talk through your challenges with you and discuss potential options you may have, making sure you know the pros and cons of each. If necessary, they can also help lead you to the resources you need to make a wise financial decision. You can call any time 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or you can make an appointment for a financial counselor to call you. 

Learn more about talking to Enrich here

Finally, UK's retirement savings plans are among the most competitive anywhere. The university intends to return to a 200% match on retirement savings beginning July 1. If you would like to check in on your retirement savings, you can always schedule an appointment with your retirement vendor, either Fidelity or TIAA.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.